I am proud to announce that I will be participating in this year’s SmartGeometry conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. I would like to thank Daniel Piker and Robert Cervellione for their invitation to be an assistant cluster champion for the 4 day workshop cluster titled ‘Use the Force’. I'd also like to express my sincere appreciation to Robert McNeel and Associates for their sponsorship for this event.
This cluster will explore the use of Kangaroo as a form-finding tool, and linking it to real-time sensor input (through Firefly). I think this is a unique and very exciting opportunity to come together to develop, test and really push the boundaries of what is possible with these design tools. Here's a little more information about the cluster:
Through Kangaroo, the live physics plug-in for Generative Components and Grasshopper, this cluster will explore ways of using the simulated interaction of physical forces and real-time spatial inputs to develop novel form-finding processes. The physics engine will constantly react to the streaming data - when one element in the system changes, the entire system adjusts itself accordingly in order to find and maintain equilibrium. Treating geometric and construction constraints, material behaviour, and user interaction all within this common language of physical forces unifies and allows complex real-time interaction between them.
The deadline for applications to the workshops has been extended until this Sunday, February 6th. Read more about it and apply here.